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Unformatted text preview: 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products 1 UPK / MECH ME4211 Development of Green Products Drivers to Reduce Packaging Packaging Regulations Producer Responsibility- make financial contribution to the recovery and recycling of used packaging . Essential requirements-packaging weight, volume must be minimum for safety. The combined concentrations of lead, cadmium, mercury must not exceed 100 ppm. Responsible packaging code of practice- promotes excellence in packaging defined by two fundamental and equally important principles . Packaging should have minimum net impact on the environment , specifically in terms of waste, water, energy and emissions, while also fully preserving the integrity of the product it contains . Best practice guide Envirowise, INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) to give support to product designers, packaging designers and procurement managers to combine eco-design principles with packaging functionality (keeping in mind the legal...
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ME ME4211 taught by Professor Dr.a.vyas during the Winter '11 term at NYU Poly.
- Winter '11